OFH and CBCO announces partnership at press conference

December 4, 2009

WHAT:  Press Conference to unveil upcoming partnership between the community’s food bank and blood bank

WHERE:  The Food Bank — 2810 N. Cedarbrook Ave. in the North Creek Business Park in North Springfield, Mo.

WHEN:  Thursday, Dec. 10, 2009 at 10:00 a.m.

SPRINGFIELD, Mo.— Ozarks Food Harvest can feed more hungry families this holiday season thanks to a new partnership with the Community Blood Center of the Ozarks (CBCO). The two Ozarks nonprofits are set to announce the collaboration next week on Dec. 10 at 10:00 a.m. at The Food Bank’s new location at 2810 N. Cedarbrook Ave. in Springfield.

In addition to unveiling the partnership, Ozarks Food Harvest staff and board of directors are hosting their own blood drive for CBCO during and after the press conference on Dec. 10. To schedule a time to give blood at The Food Bank in celebration of this collaboration, call Lindsey Neddenriep at (417) 865-3411.

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About Ozarks Food Harvest—The Food Bank
Ozarks Food Harvest is the only food bank in southwest Missouri and serves more than 350 hunger relief organizations, reaching more than 55,000 people each month in 29 Ozarks counties. OFH distributed seven million pounds of food during its last fiscal year — the highest distribution in The Food Bank’s 25-year history. Learn more at